Student and Advisor Responsibilities

Academic advising focuses on helping you shape as well as devise and implement a plan with which to advance and achieve your academic objectives.

A year-to-year process, you will get the most out of advising by embracing your individual responsibility for achieving those objectives.

Your success depends upon it and your advisor—a trained professional—is there to help, as well as guide you, in the endeavor.

As part of the process, you are responsible for…

  • Recognizing that advising is a shared responsibility: you are ultimately responsible for making decisions regarding your academic, career, and personal goals.
  • Being prepared for as well as keeping appointments with your advisors.
  • Developing and implementing plans for achieving academic, career, and personal goals.
  • Acquiring updated check sheets and developing plans for taking the courses required for graduation.
  • Becoming familiar with graduation requirements and other institutional policies and procedures outlined in the University General Catalog.
  • Acquainting yourself with and using the full range of campus resources.

As part of the process your advisor is responsible for…

  • Developing a caring relationship with you and striving to be accessible when you are in need of his or her help.
  • Encouraging you in your self-direction and development and helping you understand your personal responsibilities.
  • Assisting you in developing and implementing plans for achieving your academic, career, and personal goals.
  • Assisting you in selecting courses and a major that reflects your individual interests and abilities.
  • Being familiar with graduation requirements and other institutional policies and procedures outlined in the University General Catalog.
  • Referring you to other campus resources that may be useful and/or appropriate in fulfilling your needs.